TDSB families are invited to join for a series of engaging and informative conversations on topics we heard you want to learn more about. Hear from leading experts and participate in question and answer sessions online. (Note: these ones might be particularly appealing to parents with children in higher grades, although parents with younger children might find them eye-opening as well)
Screenagers Next Chapter — Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience Screening
- Speaker: Screening followed by facilitated conversation with Director Delaney Rushton
- Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
High stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by millions of young people. In the documentary Screenagers, we witness Delaney as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought-leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teen’s mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles.
Navigating Life’s Highs and Lows for Teenage Girls
- Speaker: Lisa Damour, PhD
- Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Lisa Damour is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and serves on the Advisory Board for Parents magazine. Dr. Damour will deliver an insightful and informative conversation about guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood.
Past conversations can be found and watched here:
– Families Amidst Racial Traumas
– How Children Understand Race and How Adults Can Help